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The Zocalo Today is an interactive newsletter. If you have suggestions, please send them along. The Zocalo Today is as much YOUR newsletter as it is mine! I'm just pulling together things for you! Our weekly discussion topic is just one way you can interact with other Z readers. Send along letters, sightings of B5 cast & crew in other projects, convention reports, photos, etc. Don't miss our back issues. There is a LOT of information contained there and you'll not want to miss anything. If you have questions, drop me a line at or


What's New

Not much new in the B5 world today, so I thought I'd venture out a bit. The Hubble Space Telescope has been enlisted to do some detective work on a case that has baffled scientists for years: a star dying a puzzling death in a globular cluster. Check out CNN for the full story.

Perhaps the Sci-Fi Channel has finally started to advertise Babylon 5's coming to their network. Over at Sci-Fi Now, there is an article that is to appear in the October 2000 issue of Sci-Fi Entertainment. Hopefully the magazine will be on the shelves soon!

There are some hopeful notes showing up at These are the folks who had been working on the Babylon 5 simulation game "Into the Fire". Nothing is definite, but stay tuned. This is a great site to visit anyway. Loads of superb graphics.

JASON CARTER FANS -- Jason will have a birthday next month - Sept. 23. Want to pass along your good wishes? Visit Send your birthday wishes to along with photos (with or without Jason) to include on the site.
Sunday, July 30, JMS held a chat at the Amazing Stories site. We'll have a link to the transcript as soon as one is available

EON magazine did a lot of coverage of the San Diego ComiCon. Found a page with a number of familiar faces. Check out this page at Eon Magazine. You'll see David Allen Brooks with Claudia Black from FarScape, JMS, and Bill Mumy.

SUNDAY CHAT: The Zocalo Today has a Club This will be a place where we can chat about the show, current discussion topics at the newsletter, pose new discussion topics for upcoming weeks, etc. There will be a regular chat every Sunday at 6pm ET. This week's topic: Special Effects -- Your Favorites! If you can't make the chat, but would like to contribute, put a note on the message board and we can all talk about it on Sunday.


Friday, August 4:
Over at Cinescape Jeri Ryan and Roxanne Dawson are talking about this last season of Voyager and whether they would like to see the crew get back home.

Thinking about seeing "Space Cowboys" this weekend. Cinescape and have reviews of the film out today. Sounds like something that will be worth seeing.

Most of you know that Christopher Lee will appear in Star Wars Episode II. He's written a letter about his participation so far and posted it out at his fan club site. More will follow.

Over at Sci-Fi Com Richard Hatch talks about the "Battlestar Galactica" movie. This is a video interview, so you'll need real player to view it. For those of you who have met Richard or Jack Stauffer at a convention, you KNOW they are dedicated to this project.

Variety reported that Studios USA Domestic Television has signed a deal to broadcast 3-D animated series created by Internet programmer Brilliant Digital Entertainment on SCIFI.COM and on USA's stable of local TV station and other Web sites nationwide. A Web version of the syndicated television series Xena: Warrior Princess is currently running as the first of Brilliant's library of multipath series to appear on SCIFI.COM and USA's other Web sites.

There is a lot of buzz about the remake of the Planet of the Apes movie. Tim Burton will be at the helm. British actress Helena Bonham Carter has signed on to portray an ape princess, similar to the character of Zira in the original film. Other cast members include Mark Wahlberg, Michael Clarke Duncan, Tim Roth, Paul Giamatti and Estella Warren. Filming is scheduled to begin this fall.

Some studios just know how to pick them. Look at Dreamworks. They have five films as the top money makers. GLADIATOR, ROAD TRIP, SMALL TIME CROOKS, CHICKEN RUN and WHAT LIES BENEATH grossed a total of $426.7 million. How are others faring: Disney's Buena Vista is in second place with five releases SHANGHAI NOON, DINOSAUR, GONE IN 60 SECONDS, Fantasia 2000 in 35mm engagements and DISNEY'S THE KID with about $344.3 million. 20th Century Fox is a very close third with BIG MOMMA'S HOUSE, TITAN, A.E., ME, MYSELF & IRENE and X-MEN grossing about $344.1 million. Fourth - Paramount has two titles grossing about $280.1 million. Warner Bros. is fifth with four titles grossing of about $217 million and Miramax is sixth with two films grossing about $152.5 million. Sony's Columbia Pictures is seventh with three movies with gross of about $119.7 million. Universal is eighth with three films with a gross of about $72.9 million.

Thursday, August 3:
With the success of the X-MEN movie, there are a number of new movies being talked about -- including The Fantastic Four. Tombraider and Witchblade are already in production. You can read more about this over at

Space Cowboys opens this week. This new feature bring James Garner, Clint Eastwood, Donald Sutherland, and Tommy Lee Jones together as a group of older test pilots going into space to do emergency repairs for NASA. has interviews with Clint Eastwood and Chris Gillman, designer of the space suits worn in the movie.

"Hollow Man" premieres soon. It looks like a creepy movie and Kevin Bacon is marvelous. has an interview with Paul Verhoeven, director of the movie. He talks about some of the more difficult aspects of making the film.

Wednesday, August 2:
Tragedy struck the X-Files set yesterday. A crewmember died when the scaffolding he was on came into contact with a high-tension power line. Five other people on the scaffold and another person on the ground were also injured.
Robert Beltran is talking about Voyager -- and it's not very favorable. In a recent article carried on-line by SciFiCom and a similar article in Issue #14 of Cult Times Beltran voices his displeasure at the quality of scripts this past year. He hopes that things can be turned around and more concentration can be given to interpersonal relationships -- something he feels has gotten short-shrift.

According to Variety, Columbia Pictures has acquired an untitled sci-fi comedy pitch from Face/Off writers Mike Werb and Michael Colleary. Reportedly worth low seven figures, the story line is described as American Pie meets Men in Black, and stranger than Face/Off. No word on production schedules though.

SFC has a great trailer for the upcoming special "The Dune" is now available at The mini-series will air in December.

IT'S OFFICIAL. Tobey McGuire will be Spiderman in an upcoming Sam Raimi adaptation of the comic book classic. has a great picture of Tobey and if you are like me with visions of "The Cider House Rules" in your head, you'll see a big difference in this actor's appearance.

FARSCAPE FANS - will hold a chat with cast members from Farscape on August 4 at 5pm PST!

ANGEL FANS - There's a new graphic novel out. However, you may want to read the review first out on

Lord of the Rings is running into some interesting security problems -- that are costing them BIG BUCKS. Apparently security on the set has been quite lax and props -- and film footage -- have begun to disappear. One individuals was recently convicted for taking an estimated $213,000 worth of props and costumes.

Tuesday, August 1:
Sorry for the lateness of the news today. ISPs -- you just have to love them. They work wonderfully -- when they work! 'Nough said!

SciFi Wire reports that J. Michael Straczynski will debut his new book Tribulations exclusively on the Bookface Web site. Tribulations will be released for free in four weekly installments starting Aug. 7. Later in August, the site will offer readers the option of buying the paper version of the book through Darktales Publications.

SFX is reporting that Britney Spears may turn up on "Buffy" soon. She's a friend of Sarah Michele Gellar and the show -- and would love to do an episode.


Jerry MONDAY - Jerry Doyle is coming for a chat. He's currently at the Republican National Convention, so I'm sure he'll have some stories to tell. The chat is scheduled for:

Monday, August 7, 6pm PDT; 9pm EDT

Beata Beata Pozniak who portayed President Luchenko on Babylon 5 will be here for a chat on:

Thursday, August 17, 6pm PDT; 9pm EDT

Both chats will be held at Yahoo. To join the chat, just go to and select the chat from the events calendar.


As Babylon 5 approaches it's premiere date on the Sci-Fi Channel of September 25, I wonder what resources we could make available to NEW Babylon 5 fans! When the show was on the air, there was a very active on-line community, the Official B5 magazine came out to provide us with information to digest and enjoy, the series would turn up in publications so that we could read about our favorite characters/actors. That will not be the case as these new fans discover Babylon 5. The Official Magazine is gone; the show has all but disappeared from most publications, even in the UK! How can we help new Babylon 5 fans?

One of the great advantages to building the Babylon 5 Library is looking at all the information resources on the internet. There are TONS of sites. I'll place the ones with a lot of general information over in the Library under websites, but if you know of some good ones, make sure you drop me a line about them. I'll begin to highlight them so that everyone can have as much fun as I am in hunting up new items. Here's one for you. Babylon 5 Universe. This site gives general information about the station, including a layout of the different sections and an explanation of what each is all about.

Thanks to everyone who have sent along suggestions already. They have been great.


"If every B5 fan went out and got 5 to 10 people who'd never watched the show, and bugged them to watch the cycle when it starts on SFC…who knows what remarkable things could happen?" - JMS, June 21 chat.

So far a number of good ideas have been sent in to rally people around the premiere, September 25, bringing both old and new fans together to view the show. To share those suggestions, to go the Rally Suggestions. If you have some to add, send them along.

What should be watched during these gatherings? How about our favorite episodes? I'm sure you have suggestions, so pass them along. I've already listed mine out on Favorites. Send in your favorites list (10 maximum please) to

FLYERS - Tim and Heather Fleming have been fighting the fight to Save Crusade for a long while now. They have pulled together a number of flyers that can be used at conventions, placed in comic shops, etc. If you would like to pass along flyers, go to and have a look. Print off a few and drop them at your local comic store. If there are readers of Rising Stars there, they may be interested in knowing about Babylon 5!

If you are organizing a gathering, let us know so we can post a listing. If you are not in an area that has a group of fans, we could organize a group chat! A virtual gathering!!!! This could/should be a LOT of fun.

City of Dreams


Coming next Monday, August 7, JMS and SET bring us "The Tolling of the Hour" featuring Campbell Scott. Seeing Ear Theatre -- the BEST site for on-air dramas on the internet.

Last week, "The Friends of Jackie Clay" featured Merwin Goldsmith. Jackie Clay, the caretaker of a small cemetery in the City of Dreams. Jackie speaks to the dead, and when a crisis occurs, he finds he has friends he never knew he had.

******* What else is at the Seeing Ear Theater?
There are some fantastic classics along with more original dramas. Here's one for you.

The Lucky Strike
Story by Kim Stanley Robinson; adapted by Fiona Avery

Was dropping the atomic bomb on the civilian population of Hiroshima the right thing to do back in 1945? Was there a middle way? In this gripping alternate history, the Enola Gay isn't the plane that drops the bomb. Timothy Hutton plays a man with a burning question on his conscience — for he is the pilot of the plane that will drop the first a-bomb — a plane known as the Lucky Strike.


Ranger Duska reports that Rising Stars has been translated in Italian by Marvel Italy and the first part is now available at the bookstores.

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Keu Cha (I) Jason Gorder

Top Cow is pleased to present the next edition of the Black and White series. Revisit this epic tale written by J. Michael Straczynski that begins when a celestial event occurs in a small town that will change the inhabitants' lives forever. With beautifully rendered artwork by Keu Cha (Witchblade) and Jason Gorder.

** PS This is the first comic to bear the Joe's Comics Logo!

(W) J. Michael Straczynski (P) Christian Zanier (I) Livesay (C)Brett Evans

With cover by guest artist Gary Frank (Kin), the one year anniversary of this wildly popular comic book begins the second act of the Rising Stars story (issues 9-16). This story arc jumps ahead in time to see the effects of full-scale conflict between many of the Rising Stars. In the first act of this series, the world shaped our, our characters begin to shape the world, and the world may not be very happy about those changes.

** Ranger Neil tells me that the gothic novel version of Issues #1 thru #8 can now be ordered -- for $19.95.

Midnight MIDNIGHT NATION - Coming September 25
Orders are currently going in for JMS' new series, Midnight Nation. "MIDNIGHT NATION is a focused story about two individuals, as opposed to an epic tale about 113 people over 60+ years. We get right into it and get things moving almost immediately.


Steve Staffel, the person who takes care of Babylon 5 at DelRey, sent along the information below about upcoming Babylon 5 novels. DelRey has just posted Peter David's book, "Out of the Darkness" for November release.

LEGIONS OF FIRE: OUT OF THE DARKNESS by Peter David is the one fans have been waiting for, and it's going to drive them wild. Ever wonder how Sheridan and Delenn ended up in that dungeon? How G'Kar happened to be in the throne room at the right moment? Or what the deal was with David Sheridan? Well, this November . . . This is Londo's ultimate descent into hell, and Vir's ascent to the throne. It's a fantastic novel, and I can't imagine that there's a Babylon 5 fan anywhere who would dare miss it.

In March, Jeanne Cavelos begins THE PASSING OF THE TECHNO-MAGES with book one, CASTING SHADOWS. This wonderfully intricate novel delves deep into the culture and the secrets of the techno-mages, and reveals the sequence of events that took them to Babylon 5--and beyond. Elric is here, as are Galen, Alwyn, and even Isabelle. And so are Morden and Anna Sheridan. Before we're done, we'll learn of the reason behind the mages' fear of the Shadows, and we'll have the long-awaited link between B5 and Crusade.


We recently had Jerry Doyle, Marjean Holden and Damian London in for chats at Yahoo. Be sure to check out the transcripts of these and other chats at the TNT site.

JMS and Bonnie Hammer (Exec. VP for SFC) recently held chats at SFC. Transcripts are available at

The transcript of JMS' chat on Yahoo recently is now available at

There is an interview by Mike Helba with Stephen Austin, Pak'Ma'Ra Ambassador while at DragonCon at Check it out. Stephen is currently working on a play (The Goodbye Girl) in California where he must sing and dance!


Mira Peter W.

Check out the Photo Shop. Ordering is easy! If you would like to see more cast members added to the PhotoShop, drop me a note and I'll see what I can do.


Bill Blair, who holds the record for portrayal of most aliens on Babylon 5, is currently doing a Voyager episode entitled, "Critical Care". He is playing a blue doctor! When I get more information on when the episode will air, I'll pass that along.

Peter Woodward has been in Egypt doing a documentary entitled "New Discoveries In An Ancient Land" for The History Channel. Peter is the onscreen host for this 4 part documentary on ancient Egypt. The show is currently expected to air in Jan/Feb of 2001. Peter is also busy writing a proposal for another documentary. More on this one as it takes shape.

Peter did a wonderful job as General O'Hara in The Patriot. There is a wonderful picture of Peter Woodward at "The Patriot" party held recently in The Sunset Room in Hollywood. Mothership has photos and the story. If you haven't seen The Patriot -- I would recommend it highly. It is AWESOME! The music is wonderful as well.

Goodbye Girl Stephen Austin has landed the role of "Mark the Director" in "The Goodbye Girl" at the Canyon Club Dinner Theater, Agoura Hills, California. He sent along this photo of the cast. Can you see Stephen? He's in the second row, looking very directorial!


Here's the first glimpse of Marjean Holden in her new role as Atrina on "Beastmaster". We won't be seeing her episodes for a while, but she says "My character is a bit of a bad girl." Quite a change from her role as Dr. Chambers in Crusade.

IT'S A BOY!!! Tim Choate and his wife Madalyn are now the proud parents of a new son. Flynn Brian Choate was born in June 23 at 6:21am. He weighed 7lbs. 6ozs. and was 20 inches long. Tim, Madalyn and Flynn are all doing very well.

BPark Pat Tallman, Wayne Alexander, Robin Atkin Downes and Maggie Egan star in: BABYLON PARK: GRUDGEMATCH.

The animated parody made it's US Premier at DragonCon in Atlanta on June 30 and the Canadian Premiere at TorontoTrek in Toronto on July 15.

GRUDGEMATCH is the second in a series of hysterical spoofs on some of the great science fiction shows of our time.

For more information, check out or


There were SO MANY great special effects for Babylon 5. Do you have a favorite? If you do, pass it along and see if others agree with your choice.

My favorite has always been from the first season - when Sinclair's starfury turns around in mid-air to shoot at a raider ship! It was the first time a lot of people had seen this maneuver and it sticks in my mind not only for the dramatic quality of the action, but for the scientific accuracy it reflected.

Send your answers to either or You can also post your comments on the message board at To see what other readers have posted on this and other topics, follow this link to Current Discussion Topic page.


Sci-Fi Ent Sci-Fi Entertainment - The August issue of Sci-Fi Entertainment has an article entitled, "The Lost Crusade". It is interesting to read comments from cast members about the wonderful relationships developed during the filming and their desire to continue with the project. Marjean points out that they still try to stay in touch and get together for dinner. Seems as if most of the cast has been pretty busy! Peter Woodward with "The Patriot"; Gary Cole doing a movie in Mississippi and two animated series; Carrie Dobro working with her husband in a two-person comedy entitled "Marriage Is Murder"; Marjean Holden now working on "Beastmaster" in Australia, and Daniel Dae Kim having done the "Murder She Wrote" movie and an assortment of other TV series appearances.

AS602 Amazing Stories Issue #602 -- The issue is on news stands now. It contains another original Babylon 5 story by J. Michael Straczynski entitled "Space, Time and the Incurable Romantic". There is also a piece inside about the B5 game, entitled "Babylon 5: Crucible of War". The issue should be on newsstands very soon.

Issue #24 OFFICIAL BABYLON 5 MAGAZINE -- Issue #24A truly SAD day has arrived. The very last issue of the Official Babylon 5 magazine has hit the streets in the UK. Yes, Issue #24 is out. My hat is off to Nick Landau, Brian Robb, John Freeman, and others like Lou Anders who brought us this wonderful publication. It has been THE ABSOLUTE BEST!


I've updated the B5 index . This page covers magazines like DreamWatch, TV Zone, StarBurst and others that have covered Babylon 5 and Crusade over the last several years. This index will expand as I add more issues and new magazines.

The Official Babylon 5 Magazine is indexed here as well. With the closure of the magazine in May, you'll want to see which magazines you have -- and which ones you will want to collect. The index may help you make a decision on which ones to choose. The Fan Club has many of the issues at , making it very easy to complete your collection.

Universe Today -- the Babylon 5 Fan Club quarterly can also be found here. The index gives you a rundown of what articles were presented, what interviews published.

If you have magazines that have featured Babylon 5 or Crusade that are not listed, send along their issue number and a note to indicate what the article was about. It would be nice to have a fairly comprehensive listing of Babylon 5 publications here.



The "Save Crusade" mailing list has just topped 300! The purpose is to gather together people interested in saving Crusade and to identify people who can help with the effort. To join the mailing list, drop a blank note to If you have a problem getting on, drop me a note and I'll add your e-mail address manually.


Jerry is currently at the Republican National Convention. If you are interested in tracking how Jerry's campaign for Congress is coming, you will want to subscribe to the doyleforcongress mailing list. Get weekly updates on events, press releases, endorsements, etc. To become a member of the list, sent a blank note to Be sure to drop into the chat on Monday night as well!


The Fan Club has opened up Gold Channel for all Babylon 5 and Crusade fans. Be sure to drop in to see the exclusive photos and background material on the show. It was updated on July 15.


The Babylon 5 Fan Club has two fantastic scripts available this month. They are:

"Severed Dreams" $20.00
"Interludes and Examinations" $20.00


With the publication coming to an end with issue #24, you'll want to make sure that you have the issues you most care about -- or the entire set. The Fan Club has most of the issues in quantity, so check out The Emporium and pick out the issues you need. Don't know which ones you are missing, let the reference page here at The Zocalo help you out. It has a full index of the magazine so that you can see who was featured and what stories were covered. If you have any other questions about the magazine, just drop me a line.

The Fan Club has many of the back issues of the magazine over at in The Emporium. Issues #22 and #23 have been added to the listing of available issues. They also have the much sought after Issue #1, Volume #1. So be sure to check out ISN and see what magazines you still need to complete your set.

Here are the perfect take-along items for a convention! The Fan Club has some PERFECT items for you – and they are reasonably priced, and waiting to be autographed!

The Antioch Calendar for 1999 is awesome. Yes, we know that it’s a 1999 calendar, but it carries a serial number – making it a collectible! The pictures are perfect for framing once you have the autograph in place! You can use this link for the Antioch Calendar or go the 'collectibles' portion of the Emporium.

Order any of the four sets of Autographed Magazines and receive the calendar FREE!

Second – Season 5 Cast Poster. The Club made available to members a wonderful poster for season 5. The poster would make a wonderful remembrance of the show – not to mention a fantastic collector’s item. It is located in the 'merchandise' portion of the Emporium.

Third – Season 5 Fan Club Photo & "Season 4 Fan Club Photo – These marvelous photos created for members of the Club are available for your enjoyment. They are $4.99 each with the purchase of $10.00 or more. Available in the 'merchandise' portion on the Emporium.

Babylon 5 Bible -- The original Season One Babylon 5 Writer's Bible. This massive tome weighs in at over 60 pages with comprehensive backgrounds on all characters and story arc; as well as guidelines for writing SF for TV. This document is peppered with original (color and B&W) illustrations by Peter Ledger. Use this link to place an order Babylon 5 Writer's Bible.

Babylon 5 Series Treatment -- This beautifully bound original Babylon 5 Series Treatment written in September 1988, was used to sell the series. It contains different characters than were ever seen in the show. This treatment was ONLY given to Network/Studio heads. This document is peppered with original color illustrations by Peter Ledger. Use this link to order your copy from the Emporium Babylon 5 Series Treatment.

Ordering Information: There are a number of ways to order merchandise from the Club:

Credit card purchases can be made on-line, by mail, or by fax. The Fax number is 1-818-771-1677.

FOR PHONE ORDERS: Here are the numbers to use: 1-888-777-8517 or 1-818-623-1198 . Phone lines are open Monday thru Friday, 10-6pm PST. If no one answers the phone, please leave your credit card information on the voicemail. Val and Tony do process orders based on the time-stamped voicemail messages. Be sure to leave your phone number as well, just in case they have any questions.

You can send a check or money order for merchandise -- made payable to Babylon 5 Fan Club -- to Official Babylon 5 Fan Club, P.O. Box 856, North Hollywood, CA 91603.

** For all orders done by mail, it's best to send in an order form with your check or money order. Use this link to get a copy of the Order Form. There is a new reference list as well, so that you can check to see what merchandise is still available. Ref List.


cartoon Another toon from Todd Brugman.

I'm moving some cartoons from Todd and Tye over to a new page so that you can enjoy them longer than just a week. Check out the new Toons Page!

Toon Zone

 Cartoon Contest header
 Cartoon Contest. Copyright 2000 by John Cook.

Toon Zone Toon Zone Lyta Artist John Cook has some interesting toons at ToonZone . Do you have a punchline for the Bester toon? Visit Toon Zone and submit your ideas.

Got toons? Want to share them? Drop me a line at and let's chat!


Pat Tallman and Jeffrey Willerth have a chat room at their site Starglaziers. You can also get there through Pat Tallman's site.

There are a couple of regular chats that you might want to take advantage. One is over at Mike Helba has organized a weekly chat on Wednesdays at 10pm EST.

On the first Sunday of the month, there is a chat at Groucho's Babylon 5 Calvalcade beginning at 5:30pm ET. Groucho's is a good place to drop over and chat anytime.


The Art Gallery at The Zocalo Today is open. There are SO MANY talented people in our Babylon 5 community. We have enjoyed works by Todd Brugman and Tye Bourdony on our toons page, but there are a host of others who enjoy drawing, painting, sketching their favorite characters. Here are a few works that have been received. I have some others that will be added soon.

If you would like to share your work with us at The Zocalo Today, please send along a digital photo of your work and I'll begin putting the gallery together. If you do not have your work in digital format, drop me a note and we'll see what we can work out.


There are a number of fabulous Babylon 5/Crusade Clubs around the world. I'd like to begin listing them here on The Zocalo Today. Eric dropped me a note the other day providing information about a Club in France. I know there are other clubs in Brazil, Germany, Russia -- and who knows how many here in the US. Let's get a listing together. Perhaps we can share resources, even get together as we travel around. Drop the information about your Club to me at or That information will be added to the new B5 Fan Club Listing.

So far, we have clubs listed from France, Germany and Italy! That's fantastic. Let's hear from others -- even those in the U.S.!!!


Have you read the Babylon 5 books? Do you want to share a review? Want to voice an opinion? Here's the place to do it! Send along your review or opinion about any of the Babylon 5 books. It will be posted on the Review Page for others to read -- and comment about!


If you have a newsletter you'd like to have listed at The Zocalo Today, send the information along. It will be posted on the B5 Fan Club/Newsletter page.



Want to know what conventions are ahead for the Babylon 5 and/or Crusade cast and crew? Use this link Convention Calendar.


Are you attending one of the conventions on the calendar? Or another one perhaps? Do you want to see who else might be there? Drop your e-mail address to We've begun an attendance page so that perhaps we can get together while enjoying the activities of the convention. Convention Attendance .


There are a number of good pictures from DragonCon and Agamemcon over in the Photo Gallery.

Robin Atkin Downes sent along a couple of photos from FedCon.

There are some great shots of Jerry Doyle and Jeff Conaway at the Star Trek Grand Slam convention in Pasadena, March 31-April 2 on the Creation Entertainment web site.


Wizard Chicago Comic Con
August 4-6, 2000; Rosemont, Illinois
Guest: J. Michael Straczynski

For more information, visit their website at

August 5-6, 2000; Jacksonville, NC
Guest: Claudia Christian, Joshua Cox

For more information, visit their website at

Gen Con
August 10-13, 2000; Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Guest: Peter Woodward, J. Michael Straczynski

For more information, visit their website at

Nexus 2000
September 1-3, 2000; Bonn, Germany
Guest: Mira Furlan, Walter Koenig, Julie Caitlin Brown

For more information, visit their website at or send an e-mail note to

BonaCon 2000
September 1-3, 2000; Aberdeen, Scotland
Guests: Bill Blair

For more information, visit their website at

Slanted Fedora
September 8-10, 2000; Raleigh, NC
Place: Durham Marriott
Guest: Mary Kay Adams

For more information, visit their website at or send an e-mail note to

Crusade for a Cure
September 15-17, 2000; Costa Mesa, California
Guests: David Allen Brooks, Maggie Egan, Julie Caitlin Brown, Tim Choate, Carrie Dobro, Stephen Furst, Peter Woodward, Stephen Austin, Bill Blair

For more information, write to The Ulysses Foundation, 23010 Lake Forest Drive, Suite D, #395, Laguna Hills, CA 92653 or visit their website at .

September 22-24, 2000; Denver, CO
Guests: Julie Caitlin Brown

For more information, visit their website at


There are some new and interesting items in the Trading Post. Take a look. If you have items you'd like to trade, post a note here. If you need a particular item, the Trading Post or Message Board could help you find it. Use this link to see what is listed. Trading Post. To have items included in The Trading Post, send a note to The Zocalo. Please put Trading Post in the subject line.

Pen Pals

If you are looking for someone to talk about Babylon 5 and Crusade with, the Pen Pal section is for you! Check it out! Drop a note to someone who is feeling B5 withdrawal -- BIG TIME!

People thought a Pen Pal page was a good idea. If you would like to meet people who you could chat with or share your opinions of the show with, send along your e-mail or snail-mail address The Zocalo. It will be incorporated on the new Pen Page Page.


We haven't forgotten all the wonderful pages created in support of Babylon 5 or Crusade. They now have their own page! I've added a few new ones, so be sure to use the button at the top of the page or Links Page.


Wednesday 8/2/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Shadow Dancing

Thursday 8/3/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Z'Ha'Dum

Friday 8/4/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - The Hour of the Wolf

Saturday 8/5/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Whatever Happened to Mr. Garibaldi?

Monday 8/7//00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - The Summoning

Tuesday 8/8/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Falling Toward Apotheosis

Wednesday 8/9/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - The Long Night

Thursday 8/10/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Into the Fire

Friday 8/11/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - Epiphanies

Saturday 8/12/00
6:00am TNT Babylon 5 - The Illusion of Truth


August Birthdays:

Claudia Christian - August 10
Tim Earls - August 15
Nancy Tarczynski - August 16
Skip Beaudine - August 26

Would you like to wish Claudia Christian a HAPPY BIRTHDAY? (Her birthday is August 10.) Go to and sign the guest book.

Have I missed anyone? If you know the birthday of someone connected with Babylon 5, pass the information along. We want to include everyone in our Happy Birthday Wishes.

To follow Babylon 5/Crusade history, visit the new History Page for all significant dates in July! This is an extract from Terry Jones' wonderful Babylon 5 Chronology.


Here's a recent note from JMS on the subject:

Just an FYI to those who've been using the Ventura Blvd. mail drop for fan mail to actors....

As mentioned before, we're phasing out the forwarding of fan mail because we a) don't have the resources, complicated by b) the actors have scattered to the four winds, and it makes it very difficult to get everything to everybody in a timely fashion.

So, having provided prior mail to actors coming to the Ventura Blvd. mail drop will be sent back. Mail to actors should be sent via their official fan clubs. I will still be taking mail there, since it's my mailbox, but that's it.

Just so's y'all know and save a few bucks on postage and returns.

JMS' mail can be sent to:

14431 Ventura Boulevard, PMB 260
Sherman Oaks, CA 91423


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